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UVSQThe “Cultures, Environments, Arctic, Representations, Climate” research center (CEARC) is one of the research center (équipe d’accueil 4455) from the Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en- Yvelines. CEARC has established itself as a unique interdisciplinary research center focusing on the circumpolar arctic and on adaptation to climate change. As such it consists of a core team of 20 faculty members and scientists, working collaboratively, and whose disciplinary background is extremely diverse: economics, anthropology, land use planning, regional science, environmental studies, environmental health, geology, journalism, media studies, political science, computer science and operational research.
The Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) is a French university that gathers 19 000 students, 744 administrative and technical employees, 1 110 professors and researchers, and 285 external lecturers. UVSQ provides lectures in various disciplines: natural sciences, laws, social and human sciences, economics, and medical sciences.

The CEARC has been involved in several national and international research projects as coordinator or WP or task leader. CEARC is currently coordinating the Belmont Forum coastal vulnerability call ARTisticc project, which shares geographical focus with Nunataryuk. CEARC led the Social Science work package of THESEUS, FP7 reference project of coastal risk under climate change. CEARC is engaged in numerous partnerships and international co-operations in the field of research and higher education with Russia, Greenland, Finland and Germany, but also with the United States and Canada. In 2011, CEARC joined the University of the Arctic as an associate member. CEARC is a member of the European consortium ENGLOBE (actions Marie Curie, 7PCRD) and a partner of collaborative research project Green Greenland, funded by the ANR (the French national research agency), which began March 1, 2011. Members of the CEARC team are currently involved in various European Commission FP7 projects. In all, CEARC members co-ordinate or makes significant contributions to more than 15 national and international projects. CEARC has developed several teaching master degree including 2 directly relevant to NUNATARYUK: “Master degree in Arctic studies” and “Adaptation to Climate Changes Master degree”.


Main tasks in the project

UVSQ will be participating in WP 7 leading tasks 7.4 and 7.5 analysing the social and economic impacts of permafrost melting. CEARC will contribute to the risk analysis conducted in WP 5, 6 and 9. UVSQ will lead te sociale science fieldwork in the Tiksi study site.


UVSQ / CEARC staff involved in Nunataryuk

 PI in WP7

Prof. Jean-Paul Vanderlinden

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Director CEARC
Observatoire de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
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78280 Guyancourt
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Researcher in WP7

Associate Prof. Mateo Cordier

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Deputy director CEARC
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 mateo cordier

PhD student in WP7

Brenda Natalia Doloisio

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Brenda Natalia Doloisio 

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